Overview & Objectives
Benzene, otherwise known as CAS Number 71-43-2, is a carcinogen, or cancer-causing substance, that is commonly used in the production of gasoline, plastics, synthetic fibers, dyes, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, lubricants, and more. Because it poses such serious health risks, it’s important to be able to recognize the symptoms of benzene exposure and prevent it from occurring. That’s why our Benzene Awareness for General Industry course offers benzene awareness training for all general industry professionals. In this 15-minute, introductory-level course, participants will learn more about this carcinogen and how to protect themselves on the job.
In this course, participants will learn what to do in the case of benzene exposure. Because it is used in so many industrial settings and products, this module covers the following relevant topics:
- Benzene basics
- Benzene properties
- Benzene exposure
- Safety requirements, including permissible exposure limits (PEL), time-weighted average limits (TWA), and immediately dangerous to life or health (IDLH) warnings as regulated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)